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Old 04-19-2012, 08:20 PM   #3251
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #3252
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #3253
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
LMAO, Sam, you're killing me...

Have you installed the axles yet... ok, but they need to be in by Sunday eve... and you do need to start a build thread...
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:54 PM   #3254
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It was great to see you again today and get a chance to see Brandi and all of the latest mods. She is gonna be a Beast!!!!

Now that you are closing in on finishing this stage of your build I may have to think about starting a build thread of my own for "baby" using your old parts ......
sam sam sam...
miss you like crazy brother. havent spoke with you in ages.
did you ever make those holders for the radar dectors?

aaaand... you dont have to just use roberts parts
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:59 PM   #3255
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Not installed yet.... I need to find my nuts.............. for the axles...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #3256
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Not installed yet.... I need to find my nuts.............. for the axles...
uhmmm, are they not on the car already...





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Old 04-19-2012, 09:05 PM   #3257
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #3258
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sam sam sam...
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did you ever make those holders for the radar dectors?

aaaand... you dont have to just use roberts parts
Kyle... you know we miss you too and look forward to seeing you again this August ........ but I know where your parts have been...
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:15 PM   #3259
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The Master ........ AKA Corey/Yoda .... Suggested using new..... you don't argue with the master...... besides Nathans car is taking all of our time for now so it is not a pressing issue.......
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #3261
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I am, cars not, though it may be tomorrow... on a temporary basis... The turbos were reinstalled today... We had to adjust some of the trans coolant lines... Tomorrow, I have to extend a couple of the sensor wires... no biggee, we have to do a temporary patch to the trans tunnel, and build a shifter to determine the shape of the final shifter handle... If we can get it all going, I'll drive the car tomorrow and if that's good, I'll take it to the Friday night gathering, and then drop it off Saturday morning since I leave Sunday to go offshore..

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Old 04-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #3262
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WooHoo...Brandi got a few miles in today...

We got the drive line put back together... Though the interior is still trashed... taken apart... There is little that resembles a center console... and lots and lots of loose wire bundles... the new boost controller, a power switch for the shift light..a couple of other switches, and other misc bundles... The hole in the trans tunnel was closed up with temp stuff, until we can actually get in there and fabricate and finish the trim work... We did discuss it at length, and have ideas...

The car hasn't been tuned for the new turbos yet, so no jumping on it... much... I never got into boost, but I didn't need to for the purpose of this drive...

BUT....The new Street Slayer Clutch is absolutely the BOMB... It's brand new.. and I kid you not, it feels smoother than the stock clutch did... and OMG so much better than my last clutch... Thomas At Hendrix Engineering, and RPS... Thank You Thank you Thank You...

There is plenty of pedal, as the clutch disengages pretty high in the travel.. so we know there is plenty of travel after the disc's have released......

Now.. The Transmission... OMG...This thing is for real... George... Rockland Standard Gear... You have absolutely done yourselves proud on this one... Wow..

We left the shop, I was in first gear... accelerated up a little , and stabbed the clutch... purposefully pushing it to the floor, and click-click... 2nd ... wow, very nice, very slick, very easy... accelerated a little more in second... stabbed the clutch again... click-it self centered-click, into third... with no issues, again, so smooth and easy... I repeated this process through all of the gears and there was not a single hiccup through any of the gears...

I'm thinking it's manual shifting nirvana... This is how it's supposed to be... Simple AMAZING... I'm Loving it...

I wont see Brandi again for about four and a half weeks, but... I can rest easy knowing I made absolutely the correct decision about purchasing this transmission, and this clutch...

I wish I had taken a picture of the shifter handle we mocked up in about ten minutes... I was a piece of 3/8 X 1 inch high end aluminum, about 8 inches long... No ball, no handle, just the stick... I used it to judge the fit and distance... and I have to say, the shifter location is about as close to perfect as it can get for me...

The drive shaft... Wow, big chunk of metal, and it feels perfect... No vibration, no noise... Just a big ole chunk of metal doing perfectly what it is designed to do... it's a tight fit no doubt.. but a great fit...

As time allows over the next four weeks, Corey and Co. will finish the hardware install for the boost controller, and Joe, Racer778 will work on rebuilding the center console to fit the new shifter location...

This evening at our gathering, he mentioned he had an idea... and before he could describe it, I told him I trusted him, and that he had free reign to do with it whatever he wanted and I would see it when I get back... Personally, I can't wait to see what he comes up with...
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That's great! What do you mean when you say you never got into boost? Does that mean the wastegates, or blow off valves or...... are those open or something? Sucks your so close and have to leave on another "hitch". Seems to be in excellent hands though! Congrats!
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Another clutch convert is born. I know everyone wants to save money on the clutch, and the Slayer unit from Thomas is expensive but it's worth EVERY penny in a supercharged car.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #3265
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tkrupinski also got one of those Street Slayer clutches and he says it is amazing... well worth the expense.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #3266
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Clutch......... what's that?





Robert, man, that's awesome to read. Excited to see you get some strip runs when the final tune happens. 4 weeks is gonna be tough.

'Manual Shifting Nirvana' ....... I'll give the props. hahaha
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That's great! What do you mean when you say you never got into boost? Does that mean the wastegates, or blow off valves or...... are those open or something? Sucks your so close and have to leave on another "hitch". Seems to be in excellent hands though! Congrats!
With forced induction, if you limit the throttle position, then you don't create boost...

As an example... To go fast, with any car... you have to open the throttle blades to allow more air in the motor... by limiting the throttle position to calm easy driving, I never create enough exhaust pressure/velocity, to spin the turbos fast enough to create boost... I can out run most cars without ever getting into boost, and when I hammer on it... well.... there are a few fast cars that can outrun a forced induction car, but most of them also have forced induction in one form or another...

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Another clutch convert is born. I know everyone wants to save money on the clutch, and the Slayer unit from Thomas is expensive but it's worth EVERY penny in a supercharged car.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:15 PM   #3268
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Well alright R !!!

A little pre-boost Brandi action. Upgrading the drivetrain is well worth it and is a necessity. Once all together and tuned you will have so much fun with a set of sticky tires. Everything will be a blur. Nice.
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Robert, man, that's awesome to read. Excited to see you get some strip runs when the final tune happens. 4 weeks is gonna be tough.

'Manual Shifting Nirvana' ....... I'll give the props. hahaha
Four weeks will be ok considering how long it's been. Believe me, I'm not complaining and trying to stay positive... looking forward to the fun... dammit, yeah it's going to be for frigg'in ever... lol...

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Well alright R !!!

A little pre-boost Brandi action. Upgrading the drivetrain is well worth it and is a necessity. Once all together and tuned you will have so much fun with a set of sticky tires. Everything will be a blur. Nice.
I hear you on the blur.. and it's nice knowing the drive-train should be solid...

Looking forward to seeing you again at the Fest... It's not too far off now..
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With forced induction, if you limit the throttle position, then you don't create boost...

As an example... To go fast, with any car... you have to open the throttle blades to allow more air in the motor... by limiting the throttle position to calm easy driving, I never create enough exhaust pressure/velocity, to spin the turbos fast enough to create boost... I can out run most cars without ever getting into boost, and when I hammer on it... well.... there are a few fast cars that can outrun a forced induction car, but most of them also have forced induction in one form or another...
Ah, okay. I didn't know that. I guess I should have having driven over the road for a while . I remember hearing it spool up and I'd give it more throttle.

So you can baby it and smoke most things on the road...... That's just...AWESOME!!!!
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Ah, okay. I didn't know that. I guess I should have having driven over the road for a while . I remember hearing it spool up and I'd give it more throttle.

So you can baby it and smoke most things on the road...... That's just...AWESOME!!!!
Considering that 4 cylinder grocery getters and mini vans are the majority...

But no, it is still a 427 with a very large cam even without the boost...
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #3272
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Dude! That is AWESOME!

I'm VERY glad to hear it's finally coming together, man. I know all the problems you had with the previous tranny and clutch. I sure hope this is IT for you.

VERY cool!
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Dude! That is AWESOME!

I'm VERY glad to hear it's finally coming together, man. I know all the problems you had with the previous tranny and clutch. I sure hope this is IT for you.

VERY cool!
Thanks Doug... It's been a while in the making... But I think we are getting close...

Corey has a plan for while I'm gone and will be getting some stuff done... He's made/making a list of stuff we need for the nitrous set-up...

He going to have Allan finish the boost controller hardware/wiring install... Tune for the bigger turbos... And then put some miles and heat cycles on the trans and diff, and then see what he can do with boost and fuel... C-16...117 octane race fuel...

When I get back we'll finish the nitrous install and see what we see...

My prediction... ... Race fuel and nitrous ( Probably a 150 wet shot )

Hmmm... Taking guesses here...

Feel free to post up... Anybody....A prize... Not yet determined to the winner... Closest without going over...

Just to make sure there is some interest... Last year I gave away a Henderson Performance Technology T-shirt and offered up a 5th of Crown Royal...so feel free to post up your best guess...
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